Streams

David Krasnow

David Krasnow appears in the following:

Toy Piano

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Margaret Leng Tan, a virtuoso of the grand piano, takes Schroeder's place at the plastic one. Produced by David Krasnow.

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Warhol's Soup Cans

Saturday, December 10, 2005

The soup cans are probably the most recognizable images in American art, and Warhol intended it that way. He borrowed the Campbell's brand fame to help make his own; he appeared in Time in 1962 as part of the Pop revolution that was remaking art — destroying the serious, sublime ...

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Design for the Real World: Tract Houses

Saturday, October 22, 2005

D. J. Waldie loves the suburbs. He was born in one of the tract houses manufactured by the thousands in Lakewood, California. He lives there still, and today works for the city. His book Holy Land is a strange and beautiful mix of personal memoir and suburban ...

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Armando Bayolo

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Composer Armando Bayolo had two great epiphanies in his musical life — John Williams' Star Wars score, and a long, dense, Minimalist piece using hammers by Louis Andriessen, the Steve Reich of the Netherlands. Produced by David Krasnow.

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Mona Lisa Has Left the Painting

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Sophie Matisse is a New York artist who has been reproducing masterpieces by great painters like Vermeer, da Vinci, Velasquez, and even by her great grandfather Henry Matisse. But her reproductions leave out the crucial people and objects that are supposed to be the focus of our attention. Studio 360's ...

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Pauline Oliveros

Saturday, September 10, 2005

A profile of the experimental composer who built her career on what she calls "deep listening." Produced by David Krasnow.

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Mail Art

Saturday, April 02, 2005

In August, Studio 360 asked listeners to send us mail art. And you responded with fantastic enthusiasm. Streams of amazing things poured in through the mail drop from all around the world — a piece of toast, a coconut, a lump of clay, envelopes big, small, glittery, fragile, sturdy and ...

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Aha Moment: Pedal Steel

Saturday, March 26, 2005

When he was a young musician, Chas Smith had zero interest in country music, and had never really paid attention to the painstakingly slow, textured flow of sounds that come from the pedal steel guitar. He recently told Studio 360's David Krasnow how an accident of faith and ...

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Mail Art

Saturday, October 09, 2004

In August, Studio 360 asked listeners to send us mail art. And you responded with fantastic enthusiasm. Streams of amazing things poured in through the mail drop from all around the world — a piece of toast, a coconut, a lump of clay, envelopes big, small, glittery, fragile, sturdy and ...

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Rumsfeld Songs

Saturday, September 25, 2004

The Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has a playful, evasive manner of speech. Some call this spin, others poetry. When musician Phil Kline ran across a collection of Rumsfeld quotes, he was so taken with the rhetoric that he composed music to accompany the text. In his Three ...

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James Rosenquist

Saturday, August 28, 2004

The Pop artist James Rosenquist captures the hyperbright, supersaturated colors of commercial culture in his paintings. Kurt and Mr. Rosenquist tour a retrospective of his work at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The paintings stretch back to the 1960's and contain a surreal montage ...

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Billy Collins/Walt Whitman

Saturday, July 03, 2004

Billy Collins just completed his term as Poet Laureate of the United States. Collins reads from Walt Whitman's Song of Myself and talks about the challenge of writing poetry about big things like democracy. Produced by David Krasnow.

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Pedal Steel

Saturday, April 24, 2004

You've heard the plaintive cry of the steel guitar. The sound comes from lightly gliding a steel bar along a set of guitar strings, and it's the signature note of country music from Jimmie Rogers the Singing Brakeman to Shania Twain. Studio 360's David Krasnow traces the birth of ...

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James Rosenquist

Saturday, January 17, 2004

The Pop artist James Rosenquist captures the hyperbright, supersaturated colors of commercial culture in his paintings. Kurt and Mr. Rosenquist tour a current retrospective of his work at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The paintings there stretch back to the 1960's and contain ...

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My Mentor

Saturday, January 10, 2004

Alec Wilkinson was just a young guy when he decided that he could become a writer and maybe get rich. He found the perfect teacher. After a career editing John Updike and Vladimir Nabokov, William Maxwell took this clueless kid under his wing. Wilkinson is now a ...

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La Musica Della Mafia

Saturday, December 13, 2003

The songs in this collection of traditional Italian folk music were all written by, for and about the Mafia, and provide a tantalizing oral history of Italy's mythic criminal universe. Produced by David Krasnow.

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Money

Saturday, November 15, 2003

In 1978, in the worst urban blight New York City had ever experienced, the filmmaker Henry Hills found the arts thriving in the in the cracks in the asphalt. He filmed dancers improvising in vacant lots, poets giving lectures on the street, and composers like John Zorn giving loft concerts. ...

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Billy Collins/Walt Whitman

Saturday, November 08, 2003

Billy Collins just completed his term as Poet Laureate of the United States. Collins reads from Walt Whitman's Song of Myself and talks about the challenge of writing poetry about big things like democracy. Produced by David Krasnow.

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Documenting Dance

Saturday, August 02, 2003

You may remember a part of a dance you’ve seen, a beautiful movement or a striking arrangement of bodies. But you probably couldn’t recreate those things, and you'd have a tough time trying to convey someone else how to do the dance. As David Krasnow discovered, dancers themselves are ...

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My Mentor

Saturday, July 26, 2003

Alec Wilkinson was just a young guy when he decided that he could become a writer and maybe get rich. He found the perfect teacher. After a career editing John Updike and Vladimir Nabokov, William Maxwell took this clueless kid under his wing. Wilkinson is now ...

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